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Otto Denning

Otto George Denning (Dutch)

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 28, 1912 in Hays, KS (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1942 (Age 29.108, 7,314th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Team: Indians 1942-1943

Last Game: June 4, 1943 (Age 30.158)
Died: May 25, 1992 in Chicago, IL
Buried: St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, IL
Relatives: Uncle of Chris Bourjos
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1942 29 CLE AL 92 234 214 15 45 14 0 1 19 0 0 18 14 .210 .275 .290 .564 63 62 4 1 1 2/7O
1943 30 CLE AL 37 137 129 8 31 6 0 0 13 3 1 5 1 .240 .269 .287 .555 67 37 5 0 3 3
2 Yrs 129 371 343 23 76 20 0 1 32 3 1 23 15 .222 .272 .289 .561 65 99 9 1 4
162 Game Avg. 162 466 431 29 95 25 0 1 40 4 1 29 19 .222 .272 .289 .561 65 124 11 1 5

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1942 29 CLE AL 92 234 -9 0 0 1 2 -6 -0.7 7 0 -0.0 .493 .496 -0.1 0.3 -1 2/7O
1943 30 CLE AL 37 137 -5 0 0 -4 -2 -10 -1.1 4 -6 -0.7 .469 .493 -0.3 -0.6 -2 3
2 Seasons 129 371 -14 1 0 -3 0 -16 -1.8 11 -6 -0.8 .486 .495 -0.4 -0.3 -2

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1942 CLE AL 29 C 78 49 41 251 213 36 2 6 .992 3.19 .979 4.93 5 3 29 17 37% 42% 1
1942 CLE AL 29 LF 2 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.25
1942 CLE AL 29 OF 2 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.40
1943 CLE AL 30 1B 34 33 33 356 326 18 12 39 .966 10.12 .991 10.05
1 Season C 78 49 41 251 213 36 2 6 .992 3.19 .979 4.93 5 3 29 17 37% 42% 1
1 Season 1B 34 33 33 356 326 18 12 39 .966 10.12 .991 10.05
1 Season LF 2 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.25
1 Season OF 2 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.40
2 Seasons TOT 114 84 75 611 543 54 14 45 .977 5.24 .986 6.41 5 3 29 17 37% 42% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1943 AL  12 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1942 AL  .992 (1st)

                           

Transactions

  • September 30, 1941: Drafted by the Cleveland Indians from Minneapolis (American Association) in the 1941 rule 5 draft.
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Name and misspellings: Otto Dutch George Otto Denning

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